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48 Rangers at Stars today (4 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Probably won’t know until game time whether Jesper Fast can play today. He broke his nose when hit with a puck in practice in Dallas yesterday. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal. No lineup changes likely if Fast can play. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at DALLAS…

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173 Rangers-Blues in review

Rangers 2, Blues 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) We’re at the three-quarters mark of the season, 61 games in the books, and this is where you start forgetting details of games that happened earlier. So I’m not sure where…

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50 Rangers at Blues tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal are both expected to play tonight. Marek Hrivik has flu-like symptoms. If he can’t play, Alain Vigneault said Dylan McIlrath would move to forward. Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at ST. LOUIS BLUES Thursday, Feb. 25,…

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314 Rangers-Devils in review

Devils 5, Rangers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The funny part is, the Rangers in the third period had a chance to tie or win this game at 3-2, but…

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138 Rangers at Devils tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW JERSEY DEVILS Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Prudential Center – Newark, NJ Rangers: 34-19-6 (74 pts) Devils: 29-24-7 (65 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 60th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game road trip…

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26 Red Wings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. DETROIT RED WINGS Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 33-19-6 (72 pts) Red Wings: 29-20-10 (68 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 59th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Feb. 21,…

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191 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Blackhawks 5, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Once again, I don’t get all the cliff-diving “this team stinks … it…

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77 Blueshirt birthday: Woman spends her 100th with the Rangers

Click here to read my story on Ryan McDonagh’s expected return tonight, and his thoughts on Sunday’s Flyers game. By Rich Liebson GREENBURGH – Mila Zavodni didn’t flinch as a puck slammed into the glass in front of where she was sitting. The smile never left her face as she soaked it…

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191 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Frontier justice sponsored and brought to you by the NHL Department of Protecting…

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130 Rangers-Kings in review

Kings 5, Rangers 4 (OT). Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Click here for Antti Raanta’s post-game interview video, from MSG. Thoughts: 1) You wonder what this game might have been like if Henrik…

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44 Kings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 31-18-5 (67 pts) Kings: 32-18-3 (67 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game…

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214 Rangers-Penguins in review

Rangers 3, Penguins 0. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Let’s face it, with the standings as they are, it’s a small-picture game, about getting the points, however, wherever, whenever. But there is a big picture, and the big picture…

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50 Rangers at Penguins tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 30-18-5 (65 pts) Penguins: 27-18-7 (61 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 54th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Feb. 10, against the Pittsburgh…

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226 Rangers-Devils in review

Rangers 2, Devils 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault was in a good mood after the game, and why…

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101 Devils at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Hope to have an update on Ryan McDonagh’s injury, and perhaps on Rick Nash, later this morning. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 29-18-5 (63 pts) Devils: 26-20-7 (59…

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65 The Rangers’ new No. 1 line: Miller-Brassard-Fast

The Rangers’ best forward line, by far, doesn’t have Rick Nash on it. Or Mats Zuccarello. Or Derek Stepan. Or Chris Kreider. Nope, the Rangers’ best line is centered by a resurgent Derick Brassard, flanked by a pair of emerging wingers who had been considered, by many, and at times…

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213 Rangers-Wild in review

Rangers 4, Wild 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early story on the Rangers’ penalty kill. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1)…

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410 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9294937 align=”left”] Game 50. Rangers at Devils. It’s Groundhog Day, literally. The Rangers are hoping it isn’t Groundhog Day in terms of same-old, same-old, as in repeating what has happened over and over again this season. They play their first game in eight days, which should make this…

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101 Minus Nash, Rangers resume play vs. Devils in Newark

The Rangers’ extended All-Star break – seven days without a game – wasn’t enough to heal one of the team’s most important players. Rick Nash, injured blocking a shot with his left leg on Jan. 22, is not expected to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Rangers resume play…

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